Dr Takebumi ITAGAKI obtained a PhD in Engineering/Music from University of Durham (England) in 1998.  In 2000, he moved to Brunel University (England) as a Lecturer in Engineering.  He contributed towards the following EU-IST FP5 research projects in digital TV services, such as: SAMBITS, CISMUNDUS, and CONFLUENT.  He was the prime contractor and administrative coordinator of: SAVANT Project, and was the project manager of IST FP6 Integrated Project INSTINCT.  He is currently Project Coordinator of the PSP project DTV4All.